Bootstrapping Vs. Funding: What is better and Why?

“A big business starts small.”- Richard Branson. Building a business is not as easy as making a cup of tea. It needs a lot of patience, dedication, hard work, and funds. You need to have an ample amount of money to run your startup. The funds take us to the question that almost every entrepreneur faces. Should you bootstrap your startup or try to raise funding? Before knowing what you should, choose before setting up a business. It is important to know the basics of bootstrapping and funding to know the value of your business.
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FROM THE BIRD'S NEST: I just don’t feel like it

I had the opportunity this week to catch up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. As we talked, he shared that his dad wasn’t doing well. There were several things going on with Dad’s health, some of which caused him to lose his appetite. He said this had resulted in his father losing 50 pounds in only 3 months. And to make matters worse, Dad wasn’t drinking enough water either. When the doctor asked why, Dad replied, “Guess I’m just not hungry or thirsty.”

Cloudinary bootstraps its way to a $100M annual revenue run rate

In a current venture funding market that can only be described as giddy, Cloudinary Ltd. is an outlier. The company, which makes a cloud-based media management platform, has never taken outside investment yet today it is announcing its first acquisition and an annual revenue run rate that exceeds $100 million, up from $80 million six months ago.
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Steve Nelson: Pull Those Damn Bootstraps!

Steve Nelson substacks at First Do No Harm, where he questions the continued insistence that education can eradicate poverty. Decades of education reform, billions in “think tank” research and ceaseless examination of test scores, curricula and educational practice have failed to make a discernible dent in so-called “achievement gaps” or debilitating poverty.